"With the expansion of blacklegged ticks into new areas in MI, the best way to protect against Lyme disease is to prevent tick bites", said Dr. Eden Wells, MDHHS chief medical executive. On Friday, the agency reminded its followers just how small those the pests can be, tweeting two photos of a poppy seed muffin.
Which ... fine, but now the CDC needs to put its best medical minds on the task of fixing the epidemic of poppy-seed PTSD it's created.
For a look at tick prevention and what to do if you have been bitten by one, go to the CDC's website here.
CDC officials say the tweet was not meant to offend anyone but to raise awareness and protect you during the summer months.
What may have seemed like a clever tweet to warn people about ticks, quickly backfired.
Twitter users complained the post ruined poppy seed muffins for them.
To remove a tick, grasp the tick firmly and as closely to the skin as possible.
Symptoms may include fever, headache, joint pain, muscle aches, fatigue or a rash soon after a tick bite.
The tweet asked people if they could spot the ticks on this poppy seed muffin. At the time of this post, the CDC's first tweet received almost 1,800 retweets and 2,500 likes.